We previously asked ourselves 13 Questions We Never Knew We Needed the Answers To, and now we’re back with even more unnecessary questions that have become a vital part of our brain’s data storage. Like… How long did the oldest cow live? Can animals talk via farts? How many balloons would it take to lift an adult person into the air? These might not be the questions that keep us up at night, but they are questions that once we’ve asked ourselves, we simply have to know the answers to. Luckily, we have a world of information at our fingertips so we can look up the answer and don’t need to argue with friends about it for years. Maybe these answers will help satiate your curious mind, or, more likely, it’ll be a weird fact to spew out during an awkward silence. It’s your knowledge now, so do with it what you will. 

Who does the voice of the Yellow M&M?

Who does the voice of the Yellow M&M? J.K. Simmons has an Oscar but probably also boatload of money just from voicing the character. The Red M&M has been voiced by Billy West, who also did the voices for Stimpy, Doug Funny, and Fry. CRACKED.COM

Source: Looper

How many balloons would it take to lift a person?

How many balloons would it take to lift a person? BBC estimated that it would take 10,000 normal helium balloons to lift an adult of average weight. Sorry, kids, Up lied to us. CRACKED.COM

Source: ScienceFocus

Do any animals use farts to communicate?

Do any animals use farts to communicate? Herrings are believed to use gas comes from their anus to communicate. Researchers guess their noisy flatulence may be used to signal to other fish within their school whether to move up or down. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR 

How much do NFL players actually play?

How much do NFL players actually play? One study showed 11 minutes of actual game play per every hour game. The NFL requires 20 commercial breaks per play. 35% of the time involves players just standing around. CRACKED.COM

Source: NESN

Who's the largest toy distributor in the world?

Who's the largest toy distributor in the world? McDonald's surprisingly holds the title. 20% of all their sales involve a toy, thanks to their Happy Meals. CRACKED.COM

Source: USA Today

Do dead people outnumber the living?

Do the dead outnumber the living? No. If ghosts exist, they might have an overpopulation problem. For most of human history we don't have hard data, but estimates suggest that there are 15 dead people for every living person. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

How much did it cost to make an episode of Game of Thrones?

How much did it cost to make an episode of Game of Thrones? The average episode cost $6 million to make, but some episodes cost up to $10 million. CRACKED.COM

Source: E Online

What country celebrates New Years first?

What country celebrates New Years first? The people in the countries of Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati are the first ones to celebrate, according to their time zone. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

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